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British Army (Warlike Stores, Sale)

Volume 484: debated on Friday 2 March 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for War what warlike stores have been sold to other Government Departments and miscellaneous organisations, respectively, during the current financial year; what warlike stores he has estimated in Vote 7 Z (4) will be sold to other Government Departments and miscellaneous organisations, respectively; and if he will name the purchasing Departments and organisations.

It is estimated that the value of warlike stores, which includes vehicles, sold by the War Department during the current financial year to other Government Departments and miscellaneous organisations will be £700,000 and £50,000 respectively. Corresponding figures for the next financial year are £750,000 and £30,000. The principal purchasing Departments and organisations are the Air Ministry, Ministry of Supply, Admiralty, Foreign Office, N.A.A.F.I., National Rifle Associations and Cadet Forces.